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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 1, Issue 1–12, pp 337–338 | Cite as

The effect of interrupted sexual activity upon the well-rehearsed feeding response

  • Paul S. Siegel
  • Donald E. Jackson
Motivation and Preference
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Abstract

Adult male albino rats were given preliminary opportunity to engage in sexual interaction with the female and then trained to eat daily during a fixed two-hour interval. On test evenings, just prior to the regularly scheduled feeding period, each S was given interrupted sexual experience with a receptive female. A reliable diminution in subsequent food intake was observed. This finding was interpreted as possessing relevance to Cofer & Appley’s invigoration hypothesis.

Keywords

Receptive Female Arousal Mechanism Control Treatment Treatment Daily Feeding Period Treatment Treatment Treatment 
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References

  1. Beach, F. A. Characteristics of masculine “sex drive”. In M. R. Jones (Ed.), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Lincoln: Univ. Nebr. Press, 1956.Google Scholar
  2. Cofer, C. N., & Appley, M. H. Motivation: Theory and research. New York: Wiley, 1964.Google Scholar
  3. Spence, K. W. Behavior theory and conditioning. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 1956.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Psychonomic Science 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul S. Siegel
    • 1
  • Donald E. Jackson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AlabamaUSA
  2. 2.Mary Washington CollegeUSA

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